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Open access is a means of taking advantage of the global reach and relative inexpense of internet publishing to make peer-reviewed scholarly content freely available.

Open Access (OA) is free, immediate, permanent online access to peer-reviewed scholarly content freely available.

USC Libraries Open Access Event: October 9th, 2017

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results—to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives.(see SPARC http://sparcopen.org/open-access/) 

What is broken in academic publishing?

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What is Open Access? [8:23]

Open Access 101 [3:16]

“Have you ever wondered how to download and share digital content legally? How do you let people know that you want them to reuse your own work? Creative Commons licences can help you do both. We’ll show you how.” –Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand

Key Resources

http://creativecommons.org/about

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that has developed a set of free and easy-to-use copyright licenses that allow authors to give public permission to share and use their creative work - on conditions of their choice.

New Developments

Leetaru, Kalev.  The Future Of Open Access: Why Has Academia Not Embraced The Internet Revolution? Forbes Online, 29 Apr. 2016. http://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2016/04/29/the-future-of-open-access-why-has-academia-not-embraced-the-internet-revolution/#5de8db1571bb. Accessed 14 Oct. 2016.

Chawla, Dalmeet, Singh.  Mystery as controversial list of predatory publishers disappears. Science, 17 Jan. 2017. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/01/mystery-controversial-list-predatory-publishers-disappears. Accessed 20 Jan. 2017.